Honey Boo Boo Is Making Forklift Loads of CashS

Because I guess there is nothing better to dispute over, there're has been some dispute over how much TLC is paying Alana Thompson and her family, better known as the force of nature behind the dark American nightmare that is Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show scored 3 million viewers in the final week of August and (famously) beat the RNC broadcast. While a report emerged that the family is only paid $2,000 to $4,000 per episode, mom June Shannon laughed out loud when the figure was quoted to her, intimating that they make a shit-ton more money than that. SO DON'T WORRY, GUYS! [THR, TMZ]

Joy Behar was kind of harsh about the future of Honey Boo Boo herself: "She's going to be a fat kid; she's going to grow up to be a big fat woman. She is, I can tell. She's just a kid, but you see the genetics are right there." Dude, cool it, Joy. [HuffPo]


Honey Boo Boo Is Making Forklift Loads of Cash

Human Adderall James Franco is being sued by a New York University professor named José Angel Santana for defamation and Santana's subsequent firing from the university. Franco, who received a D, said in interviews that he skipped 12 of the 14 classes because "I didn't feel like I needed to waste my time with a bad teacher." Santana insisted that all of the other professors "bent over backwards to create a Franco-friendly environment." [NY Post]


Honey Boo Boo Is Making Forklift Loads of Cash

When asked about her ultimate dream guest on her new talk show Katie, Katie Couric said it was Kate Middleton, adding "Although, I think she needs to eat more because she's so thin." And now everyone is All Abuzz about how insensitive Katie Coo's off-the-cuff remarks are, seeing as Middleton's long battled rumors of anorexia and her deceased mother-in-law Princess Diana famously suffered from bulimia during her time in the Palace. [Examiner]


Honey Boo Boo Is Making Forklift Loads of Cash

NBC has added The Voice to their Wednesday timeslot, thereby unofficially forcing viewers to choose between Christina Aguilera and X-Factor judge Britney Spears. Simon Cowell says that it's an underhanded way to do business, and that Spears will be devastated when she finds out. "Britney's not going to appreciate the fact that Christina — who has been a bit of a rival — isn't allowing Britney to have a night of her own." But let's all just revel in this circa-2000 photo for a minute, shall we? [TMZ]

Britney has copped to having panic attacks at her first day on the judges' panel, and onlookers report that she looked like "a frightened rabbit" at the audition. Yeowch. [The Sun]


Here's Lady Gaga explaining her latest sartorial invention, a fibre-optic wig inspired by the concept of "a Disney princess going to a rave." [Capital FM]


  • Octomom's never heard of Mitt Romney, clarifies "I'm not normal" as if we were unaware. [HuffPo]
  • Mariah Carey performed onstage with her dog Jill E. Beans. [The Sun]
  • Tom Cruise kicked everyone out of a restaurant so he could eat there. [Channel 24]
  • Demi Lovato regrets her 12 tattoos. [Daily Mail]
  • Kristen Stewart's going to a grief counselor to deal with the events of the summer. [News.com.au]
  • And she won't be at the VMAs with Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. [Hello Magazine]
  • Kim Kardashian wore an insane dress to a magazine launch party. [Daily Mail]
  • Angelina Jolie's looking to dismiss a lawsuit a Croatian journalist filed against her production company, claiming that The Land Of Blood and Honey was based on his journals. [THR]
  • Blake Lively, superfan, got to have dinner with the Spice Girls. She even had a Union Jack dress back in the day! (Of course she did.) [Female First]
  • And now, a slideshow of Brooklyn Decker beginning to cry as husband Andy Roddick loses at the U.S. open. [Pop Sugar]
  • Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and director Richard Linklater have secretly wrapped on a sequel to Before Sunset and Before Sunrise. [BBC]
  • The upcoming season of The Good Wife will feature Christina Ricci and Brian Dennehy. [THR]
  • "Snoop is obsessed with HotPockets and makes sure he has a stash of them at all times. He is a huge fan and he decided to write this ode to them which is similar to his hit 'Drop It Like It's Hot'." Okay. [Monsters and Critics]
  • For the first time, Alec Baldwin's daughter Ireland defended her dad about that whole "little pig" voicemail thing, although the defense is admittedly flabby ("He says those things when he's frustrated.") [Page Six]
  • Camille Grammer will likely get a cool $30 million divorce settlement from Kelsey Grammer. [TMZ]
  • Kellie Pickler shaved her head to support her best friend, who begins chemo for breast cancer this week. [NYDN]
  • One of the women who partied with Prince Harry is now wanted for felony fraud. [NYDN]
  • Beyoncé had a totally terrrrible 31st birthday celebration on a yacht with Jay-Z, Blue Ivy and friends. [NYDN]